THOUSANDS of people turned out across the county to remember Jo Cox, who was murdered last year.

Brendan Cox, widower of the Batley and Spen MP, asked communities to celebrate togetherness on the anniversary of his wife’s brutal killing.

And that is exactly what residents did in several events around Hampshire over the weekend.

In Woolston, a family fun day was held to bring people together.

Families with children of all ages turned up to celebrate community spirit.

Held at the Woolston Community Centre, visitors took part in several playground games while enjoying baked goods.

Elsewhere in the city, residents gathered in Regents Park for a street party.

Organised by locals, almost a hundred people came together for the event on King George’s Avenue.

One of the organisers, Jane Hodgson, said: “We raised more than £300 and it’ll be donated equally between the London and Manchester bombing appeals, which we think Jo Cox would have approved of.

“Within five minutes of closing the road, kids started pouring onto the street.It was a joy to behold. Kids who lived a few doors down from each other met for the first time, they got their bikes out and played hopscotch and had water pistol fights.

“A lovely time was had by all.”

Another event was held in Fremantle. Scores of people turned out for the Big Lunch on St George’s Road.

Across the country more than 100,000 events reportedly took place.

Mr Cox said: “When we first thought about this we were thinking of just bringing some people together. We didn’t think it would have anything like the scale and the traction that it’s had. We’ve been awed by it.

“I think we’ve had well over 100,000 events with millions of people taking part in the weekend.

“And we got the weather for it, which is a good thing to be able to say.”